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The journey of one man and his Mule(s)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Magic Beans wrote:
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One thing I've come to realise over the years is that Toyota got the styling of these cars pretty much spot on all those years ago. All I'm looking at doing is putting a slight modern twist to things.

Need to do a proper photoshoot with it at some point. Just looking for a new spot to use, as well as a day I'm free and the weather's compliant. Which is the biggest challenge over recent weeks [Neutral]


Totally agree mate. Having only been back into MR2s for the last 8 months it was the style I have followed. For me subtle/factory style cues with decent wheels, exhaust and ride height and job done.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Spent a few days measuring, sourcing, ordering, removing, rerouting and an initial tidy up. However, one to go!



Oh, and the leads... [Anxious]

Then we can look at starting to clean the rest up and hide as much away as possible.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Looking much better mate! However, all this effort is highlighting the need for the cam cover to be painted. However, I'm sure that, being the meticulous beans that you are, it's already on the list!! [Mr. Green]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm amazed you haven't got busy with a black marker-pen in the meantime [Wink] [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I know I know, it eats away at me every single time I look at it [d'oh!] [Laughing]

I even contemplated brushing the VHT on it, but realised it would be horrible to remove when it was time to get it properly done [Sad]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

School photo time!

The class of 2013:



The class of 2017:



Apparently I like white cars with dark accent pieces [Whistle] [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

You certainly have a fine taste in MR2s! Thanks for the advice BTW since my interest in them has been reignited.
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That straightened hill/wonky house thing you've got going on is making my teeth itch [Laughing] [Laughing]

I can't believe I haven't seen the new beasty yet! [Shame on you]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Much prefer the class of '17 [Cool]
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Madabout wrote:
You certainly have a fine taste in MR2s! Thanks for the advice BTW since my interest in them has been reignited.


Always a pleasure. If it's done the job then it's time well spent [thumleft]
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Ben wrote:
That straightened hill/wonky house thing you've got going on is making my teeth itch [Laughing] [Laughing]


It's subsidence [Whistle] [Mr. Green]
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craig wrote:
Much prefer the class of '17 [Cool]


I'm inclined to agree [Smile]

Interestingly one is better due to having more and the other better (for my requirements) due to having less.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Ben wrote:

I can't believe I haven't seen the new beasty yet! [Shame on you]


this

But i will be invading you for a bed soon, ill be up to get kels car mapping and cambelt done..


p.s. both new cars look awesome.. are you enjoying it
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But i will be invading you for a bed soon, ill be up to get kels car mapping and cambelt done..


You're always welcome, you know that [Smile]

pistol pete wrote:
p.s. both new cars look awesome.. are you enjoying it


I do really like this one, it's such a great all round car. Feels healthy, solid, planted and well cared for. There is no other car for me beyond this, other than if I opt to have a really special daily.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just a quick one today



Finally managed to get my hands on a stock Rev 3+ ECU, after weeks/months of looking. After getting to the point where I nearly stumped up a chunk of cash for one, I eventually got one for a bargain price! It promptly arrived a day or so later.



Quickly set to swapping the SARD out for it, with the SARD now being up for sale (shameless plug [Anxious] [Mr. Green] ).



Fired the car up and let it learn how to car again. Everything quickly settled down, so we're good to go.

Other than that I'm still tidying up the engine bay, but more on that later...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

What was your reasoning Phil behind going back to a stock rev3 ecu as opposed to the SARD?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Managing total project costs mainly.

My current build doesn't make benefit of the differences the SARD offers. I'm better extracting the cost difference and using it on a fully mappable ECU further down the line, should my requirements warrant it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Magic Beans wrote:
School photo time!

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Apparently I like white cars with dark accent pieces [Whistle] [Laughing]


Love this. Both are cracking.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Thanks [Smile]

I've been wanting to replicate that old shot for some time. These two cars were the perfect opportunity to do so, given their obvious similarities and that they will both will the last I'll have..

It took some effort to find a break in the weather, have both cars clean and good light to work with. Thankfully it all came together though. I had about 2 minutes before dinner to get the shot, after which weather happened again [d'oh!]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

For a while now I've been comtemplating what to do with this thread, post Photobucketmageddon. Realistically editing 138 pages and hundreds of photos simply wasn't a viable solution. Well, basically I simply couldn't find the motiviation to do so [Not talking] [Laughing] However, it's important to me that this thread still document the full Mule journey, not just Mules VI - VIII (I moved to Flickr when I got Mule VI).

My plan is to handpick a selection of shots for each car at key stages of their time with me, which I've done, then do a post for each car which summarises what happened and when. Mules VI - VIII I won't need to cover, thankfully. You can pick those up here onwards: http://www.imoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=159087&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=2360

We'll start at the beginning with Mule I, way back at the end of 2011. Not today though... [Whistle]
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